Papercutz Celebrates 10 Years With a New Print Program
As publishers across the country prepare to converge on New York City for this year’s Book Expo, one company is also getting ready to celebrate an anniversary. Papercutz, the children’s graphic novel publisher turns 10 years old this year and the company has a some special plans to mark the occasion.
Founded in February 2005 by industry veterans Terry Nantier and Jim Salicrup, the company was initially formed to take advantage of a vacuum in material for kids in graphic novel publishing at the time.
From an initial small stable of licensed properties the company has expanded to work with a who’s who of the entertainment industry including Disney, Dreamworks, SONY, Fox, and LEGO and noted creators like Sho Murase, Riff Rebs, Scott Lobdell, Emmanuel Guibert and Lewis Trondheim. The future looks equally bright with new series from the minds of Neil Gaiman and Stan Lee and a “first look” deal with Nickelodeon. Now Papercutz, is celebrating their legacy with a special anniversary print program that pays tribute to some of the franchises they’ve worked with over the past decade.
The program debuts at this year’s BookCon in New York City, where the publisher will unveil a special print featuring Nancy Drew by acclaimed artist Stephanie Buscema. Hot on the heels of that debut will be a Classics Illustrated print by Riff Rebs featuring the legendary Captain Nemo that will be offered for the first time at the American Library Association Conference in San Francisco. Plans call for four more posters in the series, debuting at special events throughout the rest of the year. Each print will be limited to 250 copies, numbered and marked to indicate the extent of the run. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the prints will go to help different charities including the Children’s Book Council, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the Hero Initiative. Fans who are unable to attend one of the events where the prints are sold will also be given the chance to purchase the prints online or through their local retailer.
Papercutz 10TH Anniversary Print: “Nancy Drew” will be available for purchase at BookCon and from selected bookstores and comic book stores across the United States and Canada on May 30th, 2015.